A Sustainability Tour of Anglesey Pt. 2

Off the back of my previous ‘Sustainability Tour of Anglesey’, I received such a great response and was suggested even more wonderful sustainable businesses on the island of Anglesey, I’ve decided to create a part 2! It’s such a joy to see so many sustainable companies on the island. So, I’m delighted to suggest even more to you.

Mouse Sails

Mouse Sails is a small business that upcycles and repairs sails and canvases, giving them a new lease of life. As Anglesey is a small island, you’re never far from the sea, with watersports of all kinds incredibly popular. Mouse Sails take unwanted sails and create all kinds of apparel, from tote bags to kits bags and pouches too! All in colourful design which saves tonnes of sailcloth from going to waste. They also do repairs too which prolongs the life of sailing equipment – a big plus for the environment!

Darlunio Heledd Owen (Illustration)

Born and bred on Anglesey, Heledd creates beautiful illustrations from her studio in Llangefni. I’ve bought a lovely selection of Welsh-language cards off her in the past; the care and attention that goes into each design, are clear to see. Heledd has a strong focus on normalising mental health being spoken about day-to-day – this can be seen across the breadth of her work. With this, her products are eco-friendly with the packaging being recyclable.

Faye Trevelyan, Llanerchymedd

Faye Trevelyan is a fused glass artist who creates handmade products from the heart of Anglesey. Her work is inspired by the sea and countryside, which we have in abundance on the island! She regularly hosts workshops in her studio and educates participants on the process of her work. This includes the chemistry behind the glass used and the process involved.

Outdoor Alternative, Rhoscolyn

Providing “sustainably responsible accommodation and camping”, Outdoor Adventures has been serving the public since 1985. During this time they have been awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award, offering 4-star bunkhouse accommodation, caravans as well as camping facilities – all with nature in mind. Outdoor Alternative also donate 1% of its turnover to environmental charities, which is incredible to hear!

Halen Môn, Brynseincyn

Halen Mon is a great example of other sustainable businesses on the island of Anglesey, having been operating since the late 90s. Their fine sea salt is enjoyed around the world, with the company having a strong environmental stance. They aim to reduce their carbon footprint each year, with their ethos being “to trade only in sustainable sources and ethically traded products”. They are also Soil Association certified. You can read more about their sustainable ethos here.

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